Category: mobile

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel learned the wrong lessons from China

The Information has a story on Snapchat’s recent stumbles around it’s new app, which users have largely hated.¬† Because that story is paywalled, I’ll link to a Gizmodo article that has some of the coverage without a paywall. The interesting

Little Rice – Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream by Clay Shirky

When we moved to Shanghai earlier this year, I did not know that Clay Shirky had moved to China over a year ago to teach at NYU Shanghai. Clay has a new book out: Little Rice РSmartphones, Xiaomi, and the

the problem of software development in Japan

The NY Times has an interesting article up on Why Japan’s Cellphones Haven’t Gone Global. Techmeme and Twitter shows a decent amount of interest in the article, which is news for most people outside of Japan.  It’s all the more

Benjamin Joffe – Asia’s Best of Breed

I really enjoyed Benjamin’s newest presentation on Asian Internet businesses in comparison to Western ones. Presentation at eComm in San Francisco in March 2009 about Asian mobile ecosystem, especially Japan, and comparisons with Apple’s iPhone and Facebook. Some extra like

suggestion to Brian Chen of Wired.com

To Brian Chen of Wired.com: the polite thing to do, after mis-representing two sources (Nobi Hayashi and Daiji Hirata) whom you have never met, would be to APOLOGIZE and fix the mess. This “Here’s why I didn’t ‘screw up’ and

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